Austrian news media confirm that singer Tom Neuwirth, better known by the stage name Conchita Wurst, was chosen by Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eurovision fans may remember Conchita, 25, as the runner up in 2012’s Österreich rockt den Song Contest to represent Austria in Eurovision 2012. Conchita’s song, “That’s What I Am”, came second to Trackshittaz’ “Woki mit deim popo”, which eventually got a dismal last place in the first semifinal.
With trademark bejeweled dresses, long hair, and a bearded visage, Conchita is definitely an interesting choice for next year’s contest. What do you think of the Austrian broadcaster’s decision? Could Conchita bring the Eurovision Song Contest to Austria in 2015? Discuss with other Eurovision fans in the ESC United Forum for Austria 2014.
You can watch Conchita Wurst’s performance on Österreich rockt den Song Contest in the video below:
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(Photos courtesy ESCAustria.at on Flickr.)